Authorities say a subway train overpass in Mexico City collapsed onto a busy road below on Monday night, killing at least 24 people, including children. More than 60 people were injured as a result of the accident, according to NBC.
Mangled train cars hung from the crumbling overpass in photos and video taken at the scene, with rescuers looking for and carrying the wounded on stretchers.
At the scene, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum said, “A support beam gave way.” The train passed over the beam, she said, and it fell.
The mayor, who was wearing a hard hat and a face mask, told reporters on the scene that 65 people had been taken to hospitals, with seven of them being in critical condition.
On Tuesday morning, Mexico’s civil protection agency updated the list of casualties, revealing that at least 79 people had been taken to local hospitals, including two 15-year-old females and a 17-year-old male.